Hi there, I am Lisa Remby. I’ve shared pictures of my Massachusetts Zone 6b backyard on GPOD earlier than (A New Backyard in Massachusetts). My husband and I not too long ago visited two gardens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a small tropical island in Zone 13 within the Caribbean. The primary, the Botanical Gardens of St. Vincent, is the oldest within the Western Hemisphere, based in 1765 primarily to produce medicinal vegetation to the British navy. Captain Bligh introduced the well-known breadfruit to those botanical gardens, and breadfruit is now a staple of St Vincent’s weight-reduction plan. The second, Montreal Gardens, is the personal backyard of a passionate gardener. The bus journey over the cliffs and hills of St. Vincent to this rainforest backyard was daunting at instances, however I knew it could be definitely worth the drive. The truth is, it was a peaceable journey by way of a lush rainforest with extra flowers and big-leaved vegetation than I may title or depend!
The primary boulevard of the botanical backyard – very park-like in its orientation. There are mountains within the distance, however they have been obscured by clouds at the moment. (The clouds usually go and the solar is shining the subsequent second.)
As you’ll count on in any botanical backyard, there are a couple of species of bushes together with palms, pines and deciduous bushes such because the cannon tree. (Couroupita guianensis, Zone 11), which was in bloom throughout our go to. The pollinated flowers produce the fruits that give the cannonball tree its frequent title. Fruit additionally grows on the vines alongside the trunk, not on the branches.
pretend birds of paradise (Heliconia, Zone 10), often known as lobster claws, have been current alongside the best way – and there have been different varieties in orange and pink! Simply have a look at the attractive assorted vegetation on the forest ground.
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